The Jackets discuss their Holiday plans and their wish list.
A fifth-year senior who has been a back-up at cornerback, nickelback and a prominent member of special teams... will compete for one of the two starting cornerback jobs that are up for grabs this fall... has played in 38 career games with two starts... made the ACC Academic Honor Roll for 2009-10... graduated in December and is playing this season as a graduate student.
Played in 12 games as a back-up cornerback and a frequent member of special teams... recorded six tackles... recorded a tackle in the win at North Carolina (Sept. 18)... had a season-best three tackles in the win over Virginia (Oct. 9)... also had tackles vs. Middle Tennessee State and at Clemson.
One of the top reserves in the secondary... played in all 14 games and started two times (vs. Georgia, and vs. Clemson in the ACC title game)... had nine tackles on the season including six solo tackles... had solo tackles at Mississippi State (Oct. 3), Florida State (Oct. 10) and Virginia (Oct. 24)... had a season-high three tackles at Duke (Nov. 14)... made his first career start vs. Georgia (Nov. 28)... recorded a pair of tackles in the ACC Championship Game vs. Clemson (Dec. 5).
One of the top reserves in the secondary and a member of special teams... had 16 tackles, 12 solo tackles, one tackle-for-loss and one pass break-up... came off the bench for a pair of solo tackles in late season wins over No. 13 Georgia and No. 23 Miami (Nov. 20)... stepped in for injured starters Jahi Word-Daniels and Dominique Reese against Florida State (Nov. 1)... had career-highs of six tackles, five solo tackles and a tackle-for-loss against the Seminoles... had a solo tackle vs. Virginia (Oct. 25)... recorded a pair of solo tackles vs. Mississippi State (Sept. 20)... had one tackle at Virginia Tech (Sept. 13)... had one solo tackle in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State (Aug. 28)... redshirted in 2007 as a true freshman... made 2.5 tackles and broke-up a pass in the April 19 T-Day Game.
Selected for the Florida North-South All-Star Game and the Hillsborough County All-Star Game... second-team All-Hillsborough County... had 71 tackles as a senior with two interceptions, 11 pass break-ups, three fumbles caused and one fumble recovery... scored six TDs on offense... came from the same Tampa Jesuit program that produced current Yellow Jackets A.J. Smith and Andrew Smith as well as former Tech standouts George Godsey and Will Glover... four-year letterman for coach Joe Ross.
Full name is Michael Allen Peterson... parents are Pete and Marlene Peterson... born October 30, 1988... an outstanding painter/artist... majoring in management.
Tackles: 6 vs. Florida State, Nov. 1, 2008
TFL: 1.0 vs. Florida State, Nov. 1, 2008
PB: 1 vs. Florida State, Nov. 1, 2008, 1 vs. South Carolina State, Sept. 4, 2010